SAT and PSAT/NMSQT at UNIS Hanoi
The SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) is a globally recognized college/university admission test that is used to assist colleges/universities determine whether they will accept a particular student. It is used as a part of the application for US colleges, Korea, Singapore and if a student is not a full IB Diploma candidate, it may be required in other countries.
It is important to note that SAT scores are just one of many factors that colleges consider when making their admission decisions.
The SAT tests students’ skills in, and knowledge of, reading, writing and mathematics:
- The critical reading section includes reading passages and sentence completions
- The writing section includes a short essay and multiplechoice questions on identifying errors and improving grammar and usage
- The mathematics section includes questions on arithmetic operations, algebra, geometry, statistics and probability.
At UNIS Hanoi many of our students will sit this set of standardized tests, usually in Grade 11 and/or Grade 12.
In addition, all Grade 10 students will sit the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship (PSAT/NMSQT). It is also a standardized test that provides first hand practice for the SAT as well as providing feedback to teachers about a student’s academic capabilities.
UNIS Hanoi is proud that the PSAT and SAT scores of our students have been consistently above the world average for many years.
For more information please contact our D-12 Curriculum Coordinator, Rebecca Caudill.